Droid Randomly Rebooting

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Has anyone else ever had an issue when trying to check text messages where their Droid will just reboot? It will usually happen when I notice a new text and I pull down the menu at the top of the screen and select the message. It used to happen once or twice a week at most, but over the last two days it has rebooted about 5 times. Is this an issue with an app, or the hardware? Also is there any type of log some place where I can possibly check to see what is happening? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.
 

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Interesting, Ive had this happen but it was usually a rom/kernel issue. Maybe try reinstalling the app (or are you using the stock app?). There are logs available (dmesg and logcat) but I believe you can only access it if youre rooted.
 
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I am using the standard app. I am just thinking of moving to Handcent to see if it helps. I've played around with it in the past and its ok. I just want it to work so I don't mind switching away from the stock app. I'll probably speak with Verizon if that doesn't help.
 

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Are you rooted/using a custom ROM? If you are, you may need to change your kernel and/or ROM. If you're not, you'll want to check out your apps and see if any of them are causing conflicts.
 
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Nope, not rooting or using a custom ROM. I uninstalled any recent apps I have downloaded. I'll give that a shot for a day or two and see what happens.
 

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Since your not rooted the next thing I would ask -- do you have a task killer installed? If so, remove it. Task killers are notorious for causing problems.
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Since your not rooted the next thing I would ask -- do you have a task killer installed? If so, remove it. Task killers are notorious for causing problems.
Mike

I definitely do. I recently installed it when this issue started happening more often to see if it was something to do with memory.
 

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Try uninstalling the task killer and see if the force closures stop. Let us know if that resolves the issue.

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Try uninstalling the task killer and see if the force closures stop. Let us know if that resolves the issue.

Mike

I've uninstalled everything that I recently installed and so far it hasn't crashed. I'll give it another day or so and keep everyone updated.
 

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Great! Once your sure everything is stable re add one app at a time. Give each one a day. If all goes well, you'll know the task killer was the culprit.

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I figured I'd come back and update everyone. Ever since uninstalling the free version of Advanced Task Killer my phone has not rebooted. It's been a little over a day but all signs are pointing towards that being the issue.
 

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Thanks. task killers create more problems than they solve. keep us posted
 
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